Senior and Junior lawyers learnt from top professorMarch 26, 2014 IE Russia invited experienced lawyers and young legal professionals to find out “What we can Learn about Modern Antitrust Law from Google Case¨ and to know more about IE Law School. 

Very interesting master class was delivered by one of the top professors of Northwestern University and the Dean of Executive LLM Programs Jim B. Speta. Andrea Longaretti, Associate Director of Admissions at IE Law School, gave the insight to IE Law programs and stressed on some innovations and changes to the programs. Google has to pay for its incredible success by special attention of Antitrust Law. What makes the things even more interesting is different approach to the issue from the United States and the European Commission in the frame of Antitrust Law.

The varied legal background of event participants made Google case discussion very interactive. Lawyers used the opportunity to ask questions regarding their everyday practical work.

IE Law School will be glad to welcome in its vibrant community legal professionals who strive to change our world to better.

The event was followed by Alumni networking dinner.

Presentation is available here





Written on March 19, 2014 by arenucci in IE Experience, IE in the News, IE University, News, News by Country, Portugal

IE competition 


If you are living in Portugal and you are interested in studying at IE, apply to win a trip to Madrid and attend one of our upcoming open days! IE will be handing out trips to Madrid (flight+hotel) to the 5 best completed applications.

In order to be eligible you have to:

[#1] Complete the application process -> click here

[#2] Like the IE Business School Facebook page -> click here


Meet all the criteria by April 15th, tell your friends and cross your fingers!

And for the lucky winners, make sure to share your experience with others by sending us pictures and descriptions that we can post on our Facebook page.

We look forward to meeting you!

IE Portugal

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IE Business School is the No. 1 business school in the world in the Financial Times 2014 ranking of online MBA programs. This achievement further consolidates the No. 1 position worldwide attained by the School in the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking 2014 published a few weeks ago by QS Intelligence Unit.

We live in a digital and globalized world. Although the education sector has taken longer than other sectors to adapt to change and technological innovation, in recent years technology has revolutionized management education, making it more accessible and flexible. The result is that hundreds of thousands of professionals from every continent are now able to undertake top-level management programs, combining study with work without having to leave their countries of origin. FT’s decision to launch a ranking of online MBA programs is further confirmation that the business education sector has entered a new phase.

According to the findings of the latest World Conference on E-Learning, online education will have a worldwide turnover of $130 billion in 2015. Moreover, the Sloan Consortium’s 2013 Report on Online Learning states that over 7 million people in the US, almost a third of the country’s students, are doing postgraduate programs that include an online component.

The criteria on which the Financial Times ranking is based includes student profiles, career progression, idea generation, program diversity, and quality of faculty. The IE Business School program which formed part of the survey was its Global MBA Blended program, a part-time MBA with students from over 50 countries with an average of 6 years’ experience in management. The Global MBA Blended combines face-to-face and online formats, and features onsite sessions, videoconferences, and discussion forums. The program takes place in a globalized and digital environment, equipping students with the knowledge and skill-sets they need to excel in multidisciplinary teams working on a remote basis.

“We were pioneers back in 2001 when we launched our online learning unit,” says Ignacio Gafo, Vice Dean of Blended Programs at IE Business School. “Since then we have taught over 2,000 directors from 90 countries, designed and implemented 15 master programs, produced 300 multimedia cases, and even launched our first MOOCs in collaboration with Coursera. The result of the Financial Times ranking evidences the quality of our blended learning model and the efforts made by our entire team.”

IE Business School’s portfolio of blended programs includes the IE/SMU MBA, the Executive MBA and Global MBA programs, available in both onsite or blended format, and in English or Spanish. IE Business School also runs the IE/Brown Executive MBA jointly with Brown University, an Ivy League university based in Providence (US). The portfolio is rounded off with the Global Executive MBA which combines face-to-face periods in Spain, Singapore, United States, and Brazil, with online modules.


Careers Roadshow in Moscow

Written on March 3, 2014 by tetyanakretova in Alumni Perspectives, Events, News, Russia

Russian Alumni at Careers EventFebruary 17-19, 2014 IE Russia had few busy, however, absolutely exciting days devoted to careers. Amber Wigmore, IE´s Executive Director of Career Services came for a visit to meet with selected companies and Alumni.

After productive meetings on employment and internships agreements with Big 4 and Big 5 as well as well-known Russian banks, energy and pharmaceutical companies, the highlight of the whole trip for sure has been the evening talk show devoted to Careers.

Over 40 Alumni, current students and prospects gathered at the Commercial Department of the Spanish Embassy for the panel discussion named ¨True or False. Growing career after the MBA¨.

AcOMPANIES vISITmber shared the significant changes that Career Services has undergone brining up a number of new opportunities for Alumni, for instance, a full day job bank access and work at Career Center at partner schools such as INSEAD and LBS. Alumni also learnt the tips on successful career search.

Luc Jones, the partner of one of the largest recruitment firms in Russia, Antal, continued with an inspiring and full of excellent examples and humour story on the Russian labour market. As an author of the book ¨Why Russians do not smile¨ he shared key highlights on the cultural differences he’s observed within his 20+ years of working and living in the country. Luc left the audience with quite some tips on what to do and what not to do during the job search and interviewing process.

At the end, Mikhail Kuznetsov, GXMBA Alumni finished the meeting with an impressive presentation on opportunities existing in Russia for top management, namely how to become a part-time Board member. As the President of the Corporate Directors Association and 4 times part-time Board member he shared the situation with corporate governance in Russia.

The meeting finalised with a networking  cocktail.

More to come. Next time to Ukraine!


To request the e-version of the book ¨Why Russians Don’t Smile¨or presentations please email Tetyana.Kretova@ie.edu  



This week saw the MiM September 2013 intake embark on their ‘Career Immersion’ week, a week dedicated to prepping students on the do’s and dont’s in the professional world. Additionally, the students have had the opportunity to listen to a host of company presentations this week as well as a few entrepreneurs, many of whom are IE Alumni.

In today’s fast-paced and increasingly globalised world, it is essential that young professionals are as prepared as possible in order to compete for the top jobs available out there. No longer is it enough to have lived in different countries, studied at the top universities in the world, or worked in the most prestigious internships and companies to get the top jobs. Now, it is key that young professionals are able to adapt and show their willingness to work when under pressure at interview and the assessment centre stage. Therefore, it has been IE’s intention to give the current MiM students as much exposure to these stages in the application process in a risk-free, practice environment, and it has proved to be an extremely beneficial process.

Most young graduates are not given the chance to practice these skills prior to the actual application stage, and so to have the chance to do so, with direct tuition from top recruiting firms, is something that the MiM students are extremely grateful for. It is IE’s intention to prepare their students as much as possible before entering the big bad world and this week is a key example of IE’s commitment to doing so!

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